Saturday, October 18, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-6-0-0 record (2-0-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...KOOTENAY, who shut out REGINA 1-0 last night, will play eight of its next 11 games on home ice...After tonight's game, the ICE embark on a two-game road trip beginning October 21 in PRINCE ALBERT...The next home action for KOOTENAY is October 24 versus CALGARY.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 2-1-0-0 lifetime record versus VICTORIA (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-1-0-0 on the road)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 18 versus REGINA...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 18 against the PATS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game October 18 versus REGINA...DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career regular season points...Forward JON MARTIN is four games short of 200 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY celebrated his 18th birthday October 15...The ICE have accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (129) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After nine games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 4-4-1-0, after ten games 5-4-1-0 and after 11 games 5-5-1-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referee for tonight’s game is STEVE PAPP...The Linesmen are SEAN DONNELLY and MIKE ROBERTS.